(Closed) open seating?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ill be doing assigned tables but no assigned seating at the tables if that makes sense. Well thats how it stands as of right now. I just dont want people being left out and everyone sitting with only people they know.

Post # 4
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re doing open seating.  Every wedding I’ve ever been to has had open seating and its been fine.  But I’m from a small town, the weddings are big, and everybody knows everybody.  Ours will be interesting since we’re combining small town with big city, but I guess we’ll find out!

Post # 5
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We did open seating for 150 people and it went perfectly fine. We reserved two tables on each side right up front for our families, but every other table was fair game. My only advice is to have more seating available than there are guests. We set up 2 extra tables (total of 16 extra seats) so that people could spread out a bit and no one would wind up without a seat. I didn’t want to bother with the extra stress of seating arrangements and anyway, open seating is the norm around here so no one expected assigned tables.

Post # 6
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m planing on doing open seating (except for a few reserved tables for family).  I had wanted to do a seating chart but my mom grew up and has always lived in a small town and does not see the sence in a seating chart, and I got sick of hearing about it, so I gave in.  I still plan on having place cards for my guests to us to save their seat.  

Post # 8
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m doing open seating (partly because after dinner we have to move some tables to clear the dance floor).  I am making name cards still and on the card it says to pick a seat and the card will serve as your seat holder so no one goes to get food and comes back to a full table.  I’m thinking about making reserved tables for Out of Town guest so they are insured a seat with people they know.

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